I mentioned earlier in the week that I wanted to make some trail mix for the kids for all the activities we are in. I wanted an easy to grab snack that they would all eat. While searching for ideas to put in my mix I found the Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chex Mix that I shared earlier in the week. I bought some butter toffee flavored oven roasted almonds that we put in the trail mix and I’m wishing I hadn’t added them because once I tried them I wanted to keep them all for me!
Little Man was able to help me make this in the kitchen since there was no cooking; just pouring and mixing (or shaking depending on your container.) It’s been a big hit in our house; over 1/3 of the container is already gone and we made it on Tuesday. You can mix in anything you want and in any amounts you want. That is one of the cool things about trail mix; if you don’t like something, leave it out!
KITK: Trail Mix
- 1 bag Nature Valley oats n honey granola
- 1/2 bag mini Reeses peanut butter cups
- 1/2 bag Kraft caramel chips
- 1/2 bag oven roasted butter toffee almonds
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 pound honey roasted peanuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup mini Reeses pieces
- 1 cup mini m&ms
- 1 cup toasted and salted sunflower seeds meat only
- Put all ingredients in an airtight container and shake or stir so everything is distributed throughout. Enjoy!
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